The great American Theologian Jonathan Edwards, was raised in a puritan culture. He took the concept of the New Year's Resolution to another level! In a two year period after graduating from Yale University, Jonathan compiled a list of 70 New Year's Resolution in which he committed to studying each week in order to change his character. Jonathan did not just make New Year's Resolution he made "Life Changes!" and he did this by looking within and taking inventory of himself.
Now most of us today who make New Year's Resolution will not come up with 70 some of us barely come up with one! But I bet if we took a page from Jonathan Edwards book we would at least come up with one that we could actually commit to keeping.
With that said, here are a few examples that I came up with:
1. Stop worrying and Trust God.
2. Love yourself-the more you love yourself, the less you tend to hate others.
3. Practice being quiet.
4. Listen more.
5. Develop your strengths, not your weaknesses.
6. Expand your mind.
7. Develop your character.
8. Find the courage to overcome your fear and do!
9. Free your spirit-stress yourself free!
10. Laugh more! It makes the heart merry!
Happy New Year!